This week’s Cotton Newsline is 2 cuts. All cuts are USTR Ambassador Rod Portman.
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U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Rob Portman and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns are in Hong Kong this week for the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization. Portman says agriculture is the key to progress in the trade negotiations.
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According to Portman progress in agriculture will then allow the WTO to make parallel progress in other areas including reducing tariffs on manufactured products and opening up access to service providers.